10 Nov, 2017

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How can we protect our rights as a lesbian couple conceiving at home with a known sperm donor?

There are various different ways to conceive a family as a lesbian couple, but one which often prompts questions about the law is home insemination with a known sperm donor.

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17 Jul, 2017

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President of the Family Division gives guidance on sperm donation parentage cases

Sir James Munby, the President of the High Court Family Division, has given important new guidance on how the family court should deal with cases concerning legal parenthood after sperm

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25 May, 2017

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More High Court decisions following sperm donor clinic errors

Another NGA case has been published recently, and joins the long list of other declaration of parentage cases, nicknamed the “Alphabet” cases which have been heard by the High Court.

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27 Apr, 2016

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Prevention is better than cure

Suzi has written an article published in this month’s The Review magazine (published by Resolution for accredited Family Lawyers in the UK) about the benefits of mediation for modern families.

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18 Sep, 2015

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Administrative errors at IVF clinics jeopardise families’ legal parenthood

In this recent case, the President of the Family Division made damming criticisms of IVF clinics across the UK, and their regulator the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, highlighting a

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30 Mar, 2014

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HFEA reports all time high for lesbian couples conceiving at UK fertility clinics

The UK’s fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, has published its annual report on statistics and trends in UK fertility treatment.  One of the headline points this year

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13 Dec, 2013

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Natalie’s article published in Family Law journal – lesbian parents and sperm donors

Family Law (a leading monthly journal for UK family lawyers) has published an article by Natalie which discusses the landmark decision in same sex parenting case Re G and Re Z

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01 Aug, 2013

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Website sperm donor liable for child support after court rules that conception was not artificial

A UK man who donated sperm to a married woman he met via a sperm donor website has been ordered to pay child support.  The pair met via a website advertising

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02 Feb, 2013

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Fertility patient organisations grapple with implications of High Court donor conception ruling

NGA has been contacted by UK patient organisations trying to clarify the implications of the High Court’s ruling, which has allowed two sperm donors to argue in court that they

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31 Jan, 2013

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Landmark High Court ruling on sperm donation and same sex parenting

The High Court has today made a landmark ruling, allowing two civilly partnered sperm donors the right to ask for contact with their biological children (against the wishes of the

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